Founded in 1955, the Rare Fruit Council International, Inc. (RFCI) is a non-profit organization here to promote the development and use of tropical fruits in South Florida.
January 8, 2020 – Dr. Alan H. Chambers “Vanilla in Southern Florida: Conservation, Commercial Production, & Breeding New Cultivars” (UF TREC, Miami-Dade, Florida)
February 12, 2020 – Mike Winterstein “Updates on Research at USDA – ARS-SHRS & GRIN Global” (Subtropical Horticulture Research, Miami-Dade, Florida)
March 11, 2020 – Adrian Hunsberger “The Best Treatments for Fruit Tree Pests” (UF IFAS, Miami-Dade, Florida)
[POSTPONED - COVID-19] April 8, 2020 – Ian Wolinsky “Organic Gardening Guidelines” (The Gourmet Gardeners, Broward, Florida)
[POSTPONED - COVID-19] May 13, 2020 – Shari Blissett-Clark “Bats & Gardens: A Natural Connection” (Florida Bat Conservancy, Merritt Island, Florida)
[POSTPONED - COVID-19] June 10, 2020 – Dr. Geoffrey Meru “Pumpkins & Calabazas” (UF IFAS / TREC, Miami-Dade, Florida)
[POSTPONED - COVID-19] July 8, 2020 – Chantelle Sookram “Preparation of Fruits and Vegetables”
[POSTPONED - COVID-19] August 12, 2020 – John Coldwell “Beekeeping in South Florida” (Urban Beekeepers Aviary Supply & Management Co., Oakland Park, Florida)
September 9, 2020 – Har Mahdeem “How to Properly Spray Fruit Trees” (Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International, Florida)
October 14, 2020 – Marsha Eisenberg “Tomatoes” (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
November 11, 2020 – Open Board Meeting – Thanksgiving Dinner – Members are encouraged to bring a dish, accompaniment side, backyard fruits, soup, casseroles, beverages etc.
December 9, 2020 – Holiday Party – Members are encouraged to bring a dish, accompaniment side, backyard fruits, soup, casseroles, beverages etc.
Got mangoes coming out of your ears? Are half of them so over-ripe that you are tempted to leave them for the birds? This sugar-free jam is the perfect way to preserve your surplus crop.
Looking for a way to jazz up your rice? Bet you didn't think to add fruit! Try this sapodilla rice alone, along side roasted fowl, or accompanying a traditional curry; you'll surely be delighted.